RED LINE Cartridge-Operated Hand Portables—Dry Chemical

RED LINE cartridge-operated fire extinguishers are the premium firefighting units preferred by safety directors worldwide in high fire-risk industries such as chemical, petro-chemical, oil and gas, mining, aviation, and power generation. Cartridge-operated means increased reliability, on-the-spot recharge, ease of service, and superior firefighting performance.

Typical applications include fuel loading racks, heavy construction sites, dip tanks, oil pumping stations, mining equipment, paint lockers, trucks and buses, fuel storage rooms, production lines and others. Tough, carbon steel shells resist impact, vibration and corrosion; quality components stand up to years of service; and special polyester powder paints provide superior protection against cracking and chipping.



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Document Name Document Type
Language FileName Action
ANSUL Quick Reference Guide: Portable Fire Extinguishers and the American Disabilities Act (ADA) Brochure/Flyer English F-2018041.pdf View
ANSUL FIRE SCHOOL Product Overview (Rev. 02) Brochure/Flyer English F-2016308.pdf View
ANSUL RED LINE Mobile Application Quick-Start Guide (Rev. 01) Brochure/Flyer English F-2014064.pdf View
ANSUL RED LINE Cartridge-Operated Fire Extinguishers Product Overview (Rev. 03) Brochure/Flyer English F-2013158.pdf View
ANSUL RED LINE Hand Portable Extinguishers Product Overview (Rev. 03, A4 Format) Brochure/Flyer English F-2013158_A4.pdf View
ANSUL RED LINE Portable Extinguishers MET-L-KYL Data Sheet Data/Specification Sheet English F-2020104.pdf View
ANSUL RED LINE Portable Class D Extinguishers MET-L-X and LITH-X Data Sheet (Rev. 02) Data/Specification Sheet English F-2020037.pdf View
ANSUL RED LINE Tragbarer Handfeuerlöscher Modell 20-G (CE/PED) Datenblatt (Rev. 01, German) Data/Specification Sheet German F-2008004_DE.pdf View
ANSUL Extintores portátiles RED LINE modelo 20-G (CE/PED) Hoja De Datos (Rev. 01, Spanish) Data/Specification Sheet Spanish F-2008004_ES.pdf View
ANSUL MET-L-X, LITH-X Data Sheet (Rev. 07) Data/Specification Sheet English F-76230.pdf View
ANSUL MET-L-X, LITH-X Hoja De Datos (Rev. 07) Data/Specification Sheet Latin American Spanish F-76230_LAS.pdf View
ANSUL RED LINE Extinguisher Mounting Devices Data/Specification Sheet (Rev. 04) Data/Specification Sheet English F-76175.pdf View
ANSUL RED LINE Hand Portable Extinguishers Models 5, 10, 20, 30 Data/Specification Sheet (UL, FM, USCG) (Rev. 08) Data/Specification Sheet English F-9301.pdf View
ANSUL PURPLE-K Dry Chemical Suppressing Agent Data Sheet (Rev. 04) Data/Specification Sheet English F-7549.pdf View
ANSUL Purple-K Polvo Químico Agente De Supresión Hoja De Datos (Rev. 04) Data/Specification Sheet Latin American Spanish F-7549_LAS.pdf View
СУХОЕ ХИМИЧЕСКОЕ ОГНЕТУШАЩЕЕ ВЕЩЕСТВО Purple-K Данные/Технические характеристики (Rev. 02) Data/Specification Sheet Russian F-7549_RU.pdf View
ANSUL PLUS-FIFTY C Dry Chemical Suppressing Agent Data Sheet (Rev. 06) Data/Specification Sheet English F-7548.pdf View
ANSUL FORAY Dry Chemical Suppressing Agent Data Sheet (Rev. 08) Data/Specification Sheet English F-7547.pdf View
ANSUL FORAY Polvo Químico Agente De Supresión Hoja De Datos (Rev. 08) Data/Specification Sheet Latin American Spanish F-7547_LAS.pdf View
Important Use and Warranty Information for ANSUL Fire Extinguisher Owners (Rev. 15) Owner's Guide English PN25374.pdf View
ANSUL "A Guide for Meeting NFPA 10 Subsection" Technical Bulletin (Rev. 02) Technical Bulletins English F-2016315.pdf View
ANSUL Una Guía Para Cumplir Con La Subsección De La Norma NFPA 10 Boletín Técnico (Rev. 02, Latin American Spanish) Technical Bulletins Latin American Spanish F-2016315_LAS.pdf View
ANSUL Technical Bulletin - Dry Chemical Clean-Up Procedures (Rev. 01) Technical Bulletins English F-97146.pdf View
ANSUL Technical Bulletin - Nitrogen Cylinder Valve Pressure Gauge Replacement Procedure (Rev. 01) Technical Bulletins English F-87151.pdf View
ANSUL Technical Bulletin - Hydrostatic Retest Requirements for ANSUL Pressure Vessels - Portables, Wheeled Units and Pre-Engineered Pressure Vessels (Rev. 12) Technical Bulletins English F-81301.pdf View
ANSUL Technical Bulletin - Mixing of Different Types of Dry Chemical Agents (Rev. 02) Technical Bulletins English F-81160.pdf View
ANSUL Technical Bulletin - Carbon Dioxide Cartridges for Hand Portable Fire Extinguishers (Rev. 03) Technical Bulletins English F-80261.pdf View
ANSUL Technical Bulletin - Use and Refilling of ANSUL Gas Cartridges (Rev. 03) Technical Bulletins English F-80195.pdf View
ANSUL Technical Bulletin - Replacement Components and Service - Genuine ANSUL replacement components recommended for installation on ANSUL products (Rev. 02) Technical Bulletins English F-8922.pdf View
ANSUL Technical Bulletin - Re-Use of Dry Chemical Agents (Rev. 01) Technical Bulletins English F-8202.pdf View
ANSUL Technical Bulletin - Fire Protection for Metal Alkyls (Rev. 02) Technical Bulletins English F-8086.pdf View
ANSUL FIRE SCHOOL 2022 Class Schedule (Rev. 18) Training Information English F-2004210.pdf View
ANSUL Cartridge Operated "Get the Facts About Fire Extinguisher Selection" White Paper White Papers English F-2017154.pdf View


Additional product features:

  • Ergonomically designed for maximum operator performance
  • Meets or exceeds requirements of ANSI/UL 299 and 711 or ULC S504 and S508
  • USCG approved with proper bracket
  • FM Approved
  • Simple and safe operation
  • Maintenance checks can be easily made on every moving part
  • Field rechargeable
  • Four sizes (5, 10, 20, and 30) available with many options
  • Field replacement metal cartridge guard option available for 20 and 30 lb extinguishers
  • Choice of dry chemical agents to satisfy specific protection requirements
  • Class D dry powder agents are available in 30 lb extinguisher models only
  • Twelve-year limited warranty
  • Sold and serviced through a network of independent distributors



Model options:

A wide array of options to customize the extinguishers is available:

5 lb—Slim design used on vehicles and machinery where space is limited.  Typical applications include buses, lift trucks, boats, and production line machinery.

10 lb—Designed for high fire-frequency areas where light or ordinary fire hazards exist such as paint lockers.  Ideal for installation in remote locations such as on utility and forestry trucks where smaller fires do occur.

20 lb—Designed for larger fires in high-risk areas such as compressors and turbines, storage drums, and oil pumping stations.

30 lb—Designed for larger, intense fires that may occur such as in warehouses, fuel / storage locations, or in mining and heavy construction sites.

Agent Options:

A choice of agents satisfies specific protection requirements and includes:

FORAY Dry Chemical—A monoammonium phosphate-based agent for use on Class A (wood, paper, cloth), Class B (flammable liquids and gases), and Class C (electrical) fires.

Purple-K Dry Chemical—A potassium bicarbonate-based agent that is the most effective ANSUL agent for knock-down of Class B (flammable liquids and gases) and Class C (electrical) fires.

PLUS-FIFTY C Dry ChemicalA sodium bicarbonate-based agent for use on Class B (flammable liquids and gases) and Class C (electrical) fires.

MET-L-X—A sodium chloride-based dry powder for use on most Class D fires involving combustible metals is listed by UL for use on sodium, potassium, and magnesium alloys. (C-models only)

MET-L-KYL—A sodium bicarbonate-based dry chemical and activated absorbents specially designed for suppressing fires involving most trialkyl aluminums. Most of these metal-organic compounds are pyrophoric liquids that ignite on contact with air such as triethylaluminum. (C-models only)

LITH-X—A graphite-based dry powder blended for use on lithium fires. LITH-X agent is also effective on fires involving high melting point metals such as zirconium, titanium and sodium potassium.  (C-models only)

Options and sizes vary based on model type. See a local distributor for details.

Feature Options:

A number of customizable models are available to meet the specific needs of every customer:

Corrosion-Resistant (CR) Models

  • In addition to the standard surface preparation procedures, the steel parts are primed using a zinc rich primer with a minimum zinc content of 90 percent.
  • The top coat is a polyester paint applied as a powder and oven cured.
  • The dry film is continuous and is a minimum thickness of 1.5 mm.
  • The hose couplings, fill cap, carrying handle, nozzle body, nozzle lever, nozzle tip and cartridge receiver push lever are black anodized for added corrosion resistance.
  • The cartridge receiver body is painted with an epoxy paint for added protection in corrosive environments.  The receiver provides secondary protection against accidental actuation of the unit when the hose is not in place. The operating instruction nameplate notes the removal of ring pin before actuation of the extinguisher.

Ring Pin (RP) Models—
The ring pin, when inserted in the cartridge

High Flow (HF) Models—The extinguisher is equipped with a special nozzle and nozzle tip to maximize agent flow rate delivery of over 1 lb per second of agent The nozzle handle is painted red to differentiate it from standard flow extinguishers.

Note: The high flow agent extinguishers have been designed to fight flammable liquid and gas fires.  NFPA10 defines three specific Class B fire hazards for high flow extinguishment as:  Pressure Fire Hazards, Three Dimensional Fire Hazards, and Obstacle Fire Hazards.  (Reference NFPA 10, Paragraph and, Section 4-3.1 and 4-3.3). The high flow extinguishers can also extinguish all Class B:C fires.

Low Temperature (LT) Models—The LT model is equipped with a nitrogen cartridge, cartridge receiver, and hose that are listed and approved for operation in environments with temperatures as low as -65 °F (-54 °C).

Options and sizes vary based on model type. See a local distributor for details.


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